[flan, flahn; for 1 also Spanish flahn; for 2 also French flahn] /flæn, flɑn; for 1 also Spanish flɑn; for 2 also French flɑ̃/
noun, plural flans
[flanz, flahnz; for 2 alsoFrench flahn] /flænz, flɑnz; for 2 alsoFrench flɑ̃/ (Show IPA). Spanish, flanes
[flah-nes] /ˈflɑ nɛs/ (Show IPA), for 1.
Spanish Cookery. a dessert of sweetened egg custard with a caramel topping.
an open, tartlike pastry, the shell of which is baked in a bottomless band of metal (flan ring) on a baking sheet, removed from the ring and filled with custard, cream, fruit, etc.
a piece of metal shaped ready to form a coin, but not yet stamped by the die.
the metal of which a coin is made, as distinct from its design.
an open pastry or sponge tart filled with fruit or a savoury mixture
a piece of metal ready to receive the die or stamp in the production of coins; shaped blank; planchet
“open tart,” 1846, from French flan “custard tart, cheesecake,” from Old French flaon (12c.), from Medieval Latin flado, probably a Germanic borrowing (cf. Frankish *flado, Old High German flado “offering cake,” Middle High German vlade “a broad, thin cake,” Dutch vla “baked custard”), from Proto-Germanic *flatho(n), akin to words for “flat” and probably from PIE root *plat- “to spread” (see place). Borrowed earlier as flawn (c.1300), from Old French.
[flan-uh-guh n] /ˈflæn ə gən/ noun 1. Edward Joseph (“Father Flanagan”) 1886–1948, U.S. Roman Catholic priest, born in Ireland: founder of a farm village for wayward boys.
/flæntʃ/ noun 1. a variant of flaunch
[flan-derz] /ˈflæn dərz/ noun 1. a medieval country in W Europe, extending along the North Sea from the Strait of Dover to the Scheldt River: the corresponding modern regions include the provinces of East Flanders and West Flanders in W Belgium, and the adjacent parts of N France and SW Netherlands. /ˈflɑːndəz/ noun 1. a […]
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